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A Note To Me From My Better Self

let me intrude upon your thoughts for a bit


because sometimes mine are better than yours!

for instance,
you read a book, or a poem,
or listen to a lecture
and then you supposedly think about it

you miss the point
don't sense the essence
or the vector
to what are they pointing?

your conclusions,
so quickly drawn,
so cut and dry,
are seen as too mundane to require a slow seep into the bone
thereby, foresaking truly new awarenesses

slow down

extend your pondering
extract a new question with squinting eyes
back up
re-examine the expanded exposure
exchange shoes with your antagonist

but mostly
think with respect

behind each comment, thought,
or suposition on which you reflect,
there is a human being who espoused it

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